Author: Truck Accident Blog

March 26, 2020 Truck Accident Blog

Why Electronic Logging Devices Are Important in Truck Accident Cases According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 4,136 people were killed in trucking accidents in 2018, and many more suffered serious injuries. Because of the risks involved with large truck accidents, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration mandates that all commercial trucks have electronic…

March 22, 2020 Truck Accident Blog

The Most Common Causes of Large Truck Accidents According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 72% of the people who died in large truck crashes in 2017 were occupants of other vehicles. Occupants of large trucks made up 18% of the victims, and 10% were cyclists or pedestrians. This shows the importance of motorists,…

March 18, 2020 Truck Accident Blog

Seizures, Stroke and Commercial Truck Driving Safety According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the trucking industry ranks third on a list of the top deadly occupations in the United States. At 12 percent, the fatality rate has several contributors, and one of the biggest is obesity. Some health issues, such as strokes and…

March 14, 2020 Truck Accident Blog

How an Attorney Investigates a Truck Accident Case According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, about 145,000 people were injured in truck accidents in 2017. That was the highest annual total in about 20 years. If you are a victim of a truck accident, it is important to know how a truck accident lawyer…

February 24, 2020 Truck Accident Blog

The Dangers of Runaway Commercial Trailers Concern NJ Truck Accident Lawyer The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that over 95% of fatalities resulting from commercial truck accidents actually involved the occupants of passenger vehicles. While these figures include all types of large truck collisions, many of the fatalities came from runaway trailer accidents. The…

February 21, 2020 Truck Accident Blog

Electronic Data Available for Building a Legal Case by Truck Accident Lawyers New Jersey Problems with the paper log system compelled the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMCSA, to implement a mandate that commercial trucks must have an electronic logging device, or ELD. This law went into effect in April of 2018. However, a…

February 18, 2020 Truck Accident Blog

Driver Fatigue Influenced By Other Factors in Truck Collisions Statistics collected by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show that 75 percent of the fatalities reported in a single year involved a collision with a commercial semi-truck with a trailer. The same study revealed that driver fatigue was a small factor even though it plays…

February 15, 2020 Truck Accident Blog

Autonomous Trucks May Affect Drivers Everywhere in the Future With the recent news of federal hours of service changes, another topic that is being met with mixed reactions is the growth of autonomous truck testing. In December 2019, a self-driving truck made a cross-country journey from California to Pennsylvania to transport butter. Residents in surrounding…

January 24, 2020 Truck Accident Blog

How Commercial Deadlines and Waiting Times Could Lead to a Truck Crash Truck drivers face pressures from the federal regulators, shippers, trucking companies and receivers. With large truck crash fatalities typically reaching over 4,500 a year, commercial operators are also under scrutiny by highway law enforcement trying to keep the roads safe. Understanding what creates…